Romney Takes Super Tuesday

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Gingrich was the only candidate to talk at length about Iran, tying the threat to his pledge to bring the price of gasoline down to $2.50 per gallon. He said that the U.S. must tell Iran that if it shuts down the Strait of Hormuz, it will be considered an act of war and “their government will cease to exist.”  Over the long-term, he said, the U.S. must achieve energy independence so it can tell China, India and Europe that “You have a problem in the Strait of Hormuz. We hope you can fix it.”

Earlier in the day, he pointed out that he is expected to win his home state by several times the margin that Romney won Michigan, where he grew up. He said that his strategy is to win Georgia and then Kansas on March 10 and Alabama and Mississippi on March 13, reasserting himself as the alternative to Romney.

Ron Paul did not win any primaries or caucuses but commentators were surprised when Virginia and Vermont could not be immediately called for Romney because of Paul’s strength in those contests. Ron Paul came in second in Virginia with about 40%, Idaho (17%), North Dakota (28%) and Vermont (25%). CNN has him with 60 delegates now.

Romney’s big win last night will tempt pundits to declare the race essentially over. Frontrunner HQ wrote before Super Tuesday’s results that it is highly improbable that one of Romney’s rivals will accumulate the 1,144 delegates necessary to win the nomination.

“The bottom line here is that Romney has enough of a delegate advantage right now and especially coming out of today’s contests that it is very unlikely that anyone will catch him, much less catch him and get to 1,114,” it writes.

If that is true, then the only remaining option is to prevent Romney from winning that number of delegates, ushering in a brokered convention that could potentially stop him. Political analyst Dick Morris believes that even a deadlock that extends the primary season would give President Obama a huge advantage. If the nominee is not decided until the convention in late August, Morris writes, then “kiss our chances of beating Obama good-bye!”

A brokered convention is still viewed as an unlikely event but based on the twists and turns of this race, the unlikely should be expected.

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  • Femi Mafe

    Go, Romney, go. Butvthe world does not need a righteous man like you at this time.

  • Femi Mafe

    Go, Romney, go. But the world does not need a righteous man like you at this time.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Santorum and Gingrich must withdraw from the race now ASAP for the good of the party and for the good of the country so that the Republicans can concentrate now on defeating Obama in November. Continuing on at this point will only make it harder for the Republicans to defeat Obama in November, and that is something that must happen, otherwise America as we once knew it will come to a very abrupt end forever if Obama wins.

    Santorum distinguished himself as the only one of the three that has never favored an individual health care mandate.

    Which is deliberately intellectually dishonest and misleading, as Romney only supported it on a statewide basis and never supported it on a federal basis because it is unconstitutional. While Gingrich, on the other hand, for 20 plus years supported it on a federal basis in stark contrast to Romney and Santorum. Hence, on a federal basis both Santorum and Romney share the same exact position on an individual healthcare mandate, but if you listen to only that intellectually dishonest Santorum, you would never know it.

    It's sort of the same way with respect to Santorum's false claims of being a fiscal conservative, while he claims to be a fiscal conservative on the campaign stomp, his own long track record betrays his claims, as he spent money like a drunken Dhimmicrat on steroids while in the Senate. He also loyally supported big labor and voted against right to work laws. He may be a social conservative like GWB, but when it comes to growing the size, scope, and power of the federal government, like GWB he is a stealth Dhimmicrat on steroids.

    He went after Romney on health care, stating that the Republican Party needs a nominee who will be “truthful with the American public.”

    Actually, Romney has always been upfront, truthful, and perfectly honest about his positions on healthcare and in justifying exactly why he did what he did as governor of Massachusetts. It's Santorum and Gingrich that have been deliberately intellectually dishonest in order to dupe and exploit the ignorance's of less than astute voters.

    Gingrich said that the nominee must be able to debate Obama and his “deliciously incoherent” policies.

    Yeah right, don't make me laugh. Romney when challenged literally eviscerated Gingrich in the debates. The only thing Gingrich did was eviscerate the debate moderators, but yet he was declared the victor of a couple of debates in South Carolina on that basis by the fawning anti-Romney leftwing media including Fox News. Meanwhile, Santorum was thoroughly exposed in the last debate and earlier Romney had single handedly destroyed Rick Perry's campaign as well. I don't think there is any question that Romney is the king daddy rabbit when it comes to debates.

    Gingrich was the only candidate to talk at length about Iran, tying the threat to his pledge to bring the price of gasoline down to $2.50 per gallon. He said that the U.S. must tell Iran that if it shuts down the Strait of Hormuz, it will be considered an act of war and “their government will cease to exist.” 

    I have to point out that isn't the issue or the problem. Shutting down the Strait of Hormuz isn't the issue, developing nukes with impunity, on the other hand, is the issue and the problem. Hence, if Gingrich wants his bluster not to be seen as idle like feckless Obama's, he needs to make that same exact demand to the ruling Mullah regime with respect to continuing to develop nukes with impunity. He also needs to issue a date certain as a deadline by which the ruling Mullah regime must comply with all demands for them to realize that we are serious. Otherwise, his bluster is identical to Obama's bluster and he is just flapping his wings and bluffing like a rooster.

    • rg samson

      I agree Obamyomama: It's time to get serious behind this distinguished, honest person, who knows how to turn this country around, and work for a conservative Congress. I'm sick of all this…Santorum can serve in some other capacity…Newt and Paul also. They are all good men.

      • Oleg

        You mean the same one that helped bring in the prototype for Obamacare in Massachusetts and now won't admit that it was a mistake even though it is bankrupting that state? Romney has to be properly vetted just like any other candidate. So what he has supposedly has the money and the organization, so did Meg Whitman in California who was another worthless "Moderate", well she lost to a far left retread named Jerry Brown.

        • ObamaYoMoma

          You mean the same one that helped bring in the prototype for Obamacare in Massachusetts and now won't admit that it was a mistake even though it is bankrupting that state?

          See what I mean about being deliberately intellectually dishonest in order to exploit ignorance's and dupe the less than astute voters like this moonbat. The above sentence provides a prescient example of it. Indeed, the above reference contains two falsehoods in one sentence.

          First of all, it is transparent propaganda to claim that Romney's healthcare reforms were the model for Obamacare. Romney's bill consisted of 77 pages; Obamacare, on the other hand, consist of over 2,000 pages. Romney's solution involved between 7 and 8 percent of the citizens of Massachusetts, while Obamacare involves every American citizen in the country. Not to mention that Romney never supported an individual healthcare mandate on a federal basis because it is unconstitutional, while Obamacare contains an unconstitutional federal healthcare mandate Romney has never supported.

          Further, Romney's healthcare solution for Massachusetts came straight from the Heritage Foundation, which is the leading conservative think tank in America. In fact, the Heritage Foundation's lead scholar on healthcare reform attended the signing ceremony at which time Romney signed the bill into law. And I hate to have to inform you of this, but Newt Gingrich wrote an op-ed at the time Romney signed the bill into law fully endorsing Romney's healthcare reforms and praising Romney for being innovative, as was recently republished by the Wall Street Journal.

          In addition, Romney's healthcare reform wasn't comprehensive. It was just an addendum to the already existing Massachusetts healthcare system and it was intended to force those people who could afford to buy healthcare insurance, but for whatever reason didn't, to purchase healthcare insurance. Thus, when those 7 to 8 percent that refused to buy healthcare insurance had an accident, had a heart attack, or whatever, the state taxpayers were inevitably left holding the bag for the cost. Hence, that's what Romney's healthcare reforms consisted of. In other words, it forced personal responsibility on those 7 to 8 percent of the Massachusetts citizens that always refused to purchase healthcare insurance by compelling them to buy healthcare insurance from the free market and thereby saving the state and the taxpayers money at the same time.

          Of course, it is the favorite tactic of Santorum and Gingrich today to deceptively blame all of Massachusetts' healthcare issues on Romney to exploit ignorance's and smear him in the minds of the less than astute voters like moonbat like you. However, I'm sorry but Romney is not responsible for those already preexisting healthcare issues, because his reforms never address those issues to begin with. In any event, the Massachusetts healthcare system is approved 3 to 1 by the voters in Massachusetts and in no way is going bankrupt, as that is just an outright idiotic lie.

          Romney has to be properly vetted just like any other candidate.

          What planet do you live on? This is his second presidential race in a row already as he also ran in 2008. Indeed, Romney has been vetted inside and out already, and it is not his fault that some moonbats like you are so damn gullible and easily duped. That's a pox on you buddy, not on him!

          So what he has supposedly has the money and the organization, so did Meg Whitman in California who was another worthless "Moderate", well she lost to a far left retread named Jerry Brown.

          I hate to rain on your gullible useful idiot parade, but Romney is the most conservative of the three candidates remaining by far. For one, he doesn't support amnesty for illegal immigrants like Newt and Meg Whitman. He never conceded a debate on Global Warming to John Kerry and then video taped a PSA with Nancy Pelosi urging Congress to act on Global Warming and Cap and Trade legislation like Gingrich. He didn't allow himself to be bribed by Freddie Mac like Gingrich. He never supported an individual healthcare mandate on a federal basis like Gingrich. He doesn't go around the country making false promises to voters like Gingrich with respect to space colonies, new Interstate Highways, Port dredgings, new VA hospitals, etc., etc., etc., at the same time the country is on the fast track to becoming the next Greece.

          Meanwhile, it is true that Santorum is a true legit social conservative just like GWB, but when it comes to expanding the size, scope, and power of the federal government, like GWB he is a Dhimmicrat on steroids, as his long track record in the Senate irrefutably proves and in which at the same time also betrays his false words. In the mean time, when he wasn't busy growing the size, scope, and power of the federal government like a Dhimmicrat on steroids, he was busy voting against “Right to Work” laws and avidly supporting big labor.

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        • ObamaYoMoma

          Hence, Santorum may talk up a good game about being fiscally conservative, but his long track record in the senate more than demonstrates otherwise. In my book, actions speaks louder than words as opposed to your book, and his actions more than betray his words. Now, you may be a fan of GWB, I don't know, but Rick Santorum is a carbon copy of GWB, and like GWB, Santorum isn't close to being a fiscal conservative. Instead, he is a pork barrel politician, and the last thing this country needs right now is another pork barrel politician in the White House.

          As for as Ron Paul goes, suffice it to say he is a kook!

    • mlcblog

      Wow! very interesting.

    • tarleton

      Romney has NO CHANCE of defeating Obama ……we are living in the ''american idol era '' , where politics is just another version of entertainment …Obama is the american idol President , par excellance …he looks ''cool'' , has nice teeth and a seductive voice , a ''hollywoodeske wife '' and can even sing ; and that's hard to beat , especially with a cardboard cutout with boring conservative values such as mormon Romney

      the fact is that over the last 40 years malignant Hollywood has seduced and shaped the worldview of a whole generation of young folks …it's the soft , but potent propaganda that Orwell didn't see ..we are living in the ''hollywoodsphere '' …a kinda vacuous alter-reallity that bodes an ill wind for the future …life imitaing art ?

  • BS77

    I like Romney. He is a decent, diligent and sincere man……

    • tarleton

      but he'll never be elected because he lacks ''star charisma ''

  • danseagull

    MITT ROMNEY IS THE MOST QUALIFIED PERSON TO BE PRESIDENT…..SO , WHAT'S GOING ON ??? ……SURE HOPE THAT IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGIOUS DIFFERENCES …..THAT WOULD BE SAD !!!!!

  • vladdy

    Obvious that mittens has his people iin line and on site here. And that's the problem. He has the money, but wel don't want him. He ouspent Santorum 12-1, and isn't it odd that Santorum was ahead till suddenly at the last minute, Romney pulls out an extra 1%? Reminds me of Iowa. (Look it up.)

    Here's the tragic truth: Romney is so insistent upon putting his face out there, even tho' the country (not counting the left — no pun intended) wants a conservative. He lies about his opponents, calling them big liberals, which is a joke. He has no shame at attacking truly good men while HE calls obama a "good man" and says he won't "set his hair on fire" (say anything against obama) to please "the base" (the heart of the party he supposedly represents)..)

    He's going to get the nomination, sure that conservatives have no place to go, but by election time, he'll be so hated that no one will show up to vote for him, And obeyme will get 4 (minimum) more years.

  • Wesley69

    This will play out into June. Neither Santorum or Gingrich will withdraw. The only thing they can do is inssure that Romney gets no majority of the delegates and a brokered convention is the result.

    If Romney is to heal divisions, he needs to start campaigning against Obama now with his visions as opposed to Obama's failures. He needs to stop the negative ads. If he becomes the nominee, he needs to pick either Paul Ryan or Marco Rubio as his running mate. The latter would energize the Tea Party and help split the Hispanic vote.

  • Thomas

    It will be a serious mistake to minimize Santorum. Everyone stated he would last. They have been wrong. I'm a life long Republican but the worst mistake Romney can make is to overlook Santorum. With Paul and New going down those folks will go for Santorum. This is far from over. Romney barely got Ohio. There are many other races based on splits.

  • maghrebchristians

    Love is the Ultimate weapon to win in this war we are in, God will be glorified in the suffering of His servants. Pray for those today who cost their lives for the Gospel.
    http://www.maghrebchristians.com/2012/03/08/love-

    Blessings

    Youssef

  • Marti

    Everyone says we need a business man in the white house, I agree Romney is a good business man.
    But if you read history, Hoover was also a good business man, look what that got us.
    We need someone with a spine because after election day, and after the President takes his oath, whether it be Obama or one of our candidates, everything will collapse, it is meant to do so, thats how our Marxist administration
    has planned it.
    If it is a republican, all hell will break loose.